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Hit-and-run driver sought after pedestrian dies on Tampa's Fletcher Avenue

TAMPA — Authorities were still looking Monday for a car that struck and killed a 51-year-old woman crossing Fletcher Avenue over the weekend.

Deputies said Cynthia Myhal was walking north across Fletcher at Cecilia Street around 9:45 p.m. Saturday when hit first by a Buick and then by a Nissan.

Authorities said the driver of the Buick, Javier Fernandez, 27, of Tampa turned himself in hours later and faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving death and driving without a valid license.

The second driver remained at large. Deputies said the car is a late 1990s black Maxima, with a sunroof and a Florida orange-and-black specialty tag. It has tinted windows and stock rims. Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.

Hit-and-run driver sought after pedestrian dies on Tampa's Fletcher Avenue 05/07/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 8:06am]
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